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December 14, 2015

Miranda & Amado strengthens its insolvency practice

Renzo AgurtoMiranda & Amado has hired insolvency and restructuring expert Renzo Agurto from Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas, one of the market’s leading firms in the insolvency and restructuring area.

Renzo, 39, joins the firm as counsel and will play a key role in continuing to develop the firm’s increasingly active insolvency and restructuring practice. He has 15 years’ experience and has advised on a wide range of corporate reorganisations and corporate wind-ups and liquidations. He has been assistant professor of the Bankruptcy Law course at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and assistant professor of the PADE Corporate Reorganization Seminar at ESAN, and has a Master’s from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Renzo will be working alongside partner and head of the insolvency and restructuring practice Rafael Corzo, partner Roberto MacLean and associates Lisbeth Benavides, an expert in insolvency law who recently returned to the firm after finishing an LL.M. degree at Harvard Law School, and associate José Villafuerte.

Rafael Corzo, head of the insolvency and restructuring practice at Miranda & Amado, said: “This move is part of an ongoing strategy to strengthen our insolvency and restructuring practice, based on our analysis of the Peruvian legal and economic markets and our expectation that work will continue to grow in this area”.

Renzo Agurto added: “I am very excited by the opportunity to develop the insolvency and restructuring practice at one of the market’s leading and most dynamic firms. Miranda & Amado is able to adopt a truly multi-disciplinary approach to insolvency-related strategies and has outstanding experience in cross-border work.”

With this team, Miranda & Amado expects its insolvency and restructuring practice to continue growing, especially with regard to cross-border matters. The team has developed standout expertise in the UNCITRAL model law on cross-border insolvency (even though it has not been enacted in Peru yet), allowing it to coordinate cross-border matters and explain Peruvian cross-border insolvency regulations to foreign insolvency law practitioners.